About

Peggy began her formal study of art over 40 years ago when she entered the University of Kansas. She earned a B.F.A. at Wichita State University in 1981. She continues her studies under the tutelage of excellent local artists, and was awarded a scholarship to study under Master Pastelist Ramon Kelley of Denver, Colorado.

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Statement

"Of all the things that have to be considered in painting, the most intriguing is color. Finding the "color solutions" is how one instructor phrased it. I use this notion as I paint. Some problems I face are: How can I enliven a predominately green landscape? Or, what color would accentuate the color I just painted? Color is very inter-relational; as one color is added to the painting, the dynamics of the paintings can change. It seems there are infinite possibilities for the artist who paints with color. Those possibilities make the process of painting exciting, and each new painting a chance to explore new territory."

Awards & Honors

“Award of Merit,” Heartland Pastel Exhibition

Selected to be in a permanent collection of the Kansas Postcard Series XXI sponsored by the Association of Community Arts Agencies of Kansas

“Patron Award,” Heartland Pastel Exhibition

“Patron Award,” Prairie Village Art Show

“Artist of the Month,” Greater Kansas City Art Assn.

“Honorable Mention,” Olathe Visual Artists

“Artist of the Month,” Olathe Visual Artist

“Merchant Award," Greater K.C. Art Assn. Fall Fine Art Show

“Artist of the Month,” Greater Kansas City Art Assn.

Selected to be in a permanent collection of the Kansas Postcard Series XIX sponsored by the Association of Community Arts Agencies of Kansas

Exhibitions

Heartland Pastel Exhibition, Kansas

Prairie Village Art Show, Prairie Village: Kansas

Santa Fe Trails Bluegrass Festival, Gardner, Kansas

Mid-Winter Art Fair, Ward Parkway, Kansas

Featured Olathe Artist, Olathe City Hall, Kansas, March

American Cancer Society's Brushstrokes Fine Art Show, Joplin, Missouri

Art Westport, Kansas City, Missouri

Greater Kansas City Art Association Fall Fine Art Show

Blue Ribbon Show of Greater Kansas City Art Association

Olathe Visual Artists KU Regents Center, Overland Park, Kansas

Featured Artist for Barnes & Noble Booksellers (On the Plaza)